$4 Million Lamborghini Veneno: The Raging Bull’s Swiss Surprise Has Been Leaked [2013 Geneva Auto Show]
[UPDATE: The Veneno has been fully revealed—head here for full info and more photos!]
Thanks to Britain’s Sunday Times and some quick-scanning enthusiasts at Pistonheads.com, Lamborghini’s big surprise for this week’s Geneva show, the Veneno, is out of the bag. If the scan at that link is to be believed—a larger, clearer rendition can be seen over at Jalopnik—each copy of the car will cost several million dollars. Just three will be built, and the Times story also says that all of them have already been sold. It’s the latest in a parade of recent show-stoppers from Sant’Agata Bolognese, including the Sesto Elemento and the one-off Jota.
More photos have come to light in the wake of the original Times/Pistonheads leak; the ones you see here are among a few that have been published on autoforum.cz. Looking like the fantastical love child of the Sesto Elemento, an Aventador, and a Countach 5000QV, the Veneno (the name means”poison” in Spanish) packs a 740-horse V-12, is based on the Aventador’s carbon-fiber bones, and features an aerodynamic package laser-focused on track use. Not that any of the three examples will ever be driven in furious anger, but we seriously dig the Le Mans prototype–style fin that extends from the roof anyway.
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The annual Geneva show has always been where the world’s wealthiest go to do their car shopping, but this year’s edition brings what might be the most ludicrously over-the-top lineup of hyper-expensive debuts the automotive world has ever seen. Besides this insanely spendy Lambo, the Swiss city also will see veils dropped from the $1.15 million McLaren P1, the successor to the Ferrari Enzo, and the relatively affordable $300,000 Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe. Gentlemen, start your checkbooks.
By Erik Johnson